11 Jul Have you not yet been to the St-Tite Festival?
There are very few people who have never heard of the city of St-Tite, either for its famous festival or for famous cowboy boot manufacturer, G.A. Boulet, founded in 1933.
Located 45 minutes north of Trois-Rivières, between Montreal and Quebec City, this municipality with a population of just 4,000 people sees their numbers rise significantly during the St-Tite Festival held in September. It will be from September 6th to the 15th this year.
The St-Tite Festival is the largest country-western gathering in Eastern North America. In the West, the Calgary Stampede is the largest.
There are about 700 000 visitors to the festival every year. More than 10% will attend the traditional parade on the first Sunday in the afternoon. There are also close to 10,000 RV’s that make the trek for the event.
To try it is to adopt it
If you’ve never dared to live the St-Tite experience, everyone says you’ll become an instant fan. Music, rodeos, hundreds of kiosks to visit, not to mention the legendary hospitality of the residents who, we must say, must feel a little lost in their own town during this major event.
For an experience with country-western flavors and styles, the St-Tite Festival is a must.
Jackie Beaudoin, Leclerc Insurance and Financial Services